Advanced Adult Epilepsy Program

Call Now: 914.345.1313 (Patient Appointments) | 914.493.7192 (EEGs and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Referrals – Providers Only)

Comprehensive Care for Adults with Epilepsy

Welcome to the Advanced Adult Epilepsy Program at WMC

Welcome to the Advanced Adult Epilepsy Program at Westchester Medical Center, which brings comprehensive epilepsy care to adults throughout the Hudson Valley. Our program excels in connecting individuals, many of whom have complex epilepsy conditions, with providers who are board-certified in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, and neurology.

We care for patients across the full epilepsy spectrum, from those presenting with first-time seizures to those suffering from refractory epilepsy. Under the leadership of Manisha Holmes, MD (Section Chief, Division of Epilepsy), we bring expertise in the newest seizure medications, treating epilepsy through pregnancy, neuromodulation, and surgical evaluation.

Specialized Epilepsy Care and Services

  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy - everything from new onset to refractory
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Neuromodulation
  • Critical illness related seizures
  • Management of epilepsy throughout reproductive ages including pregnancy

Specialized epilepsy care and services

Our program provides comprehensive services, including:

  • Evaluation and management of seizures
  • Outpatient routine and ambulatory EEG
  • In-patient video EEG monitoring in our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for characterization of events, medication adjustment, and surgical work up
  • The most advanced neuromodulation device management (including responsive neurostimulation, deep brain stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation)

Devices for Refractory Epilepsy

Talk to your epilepsy doctor to learn more about these devices.

Additionally, the epilepsy division works closely with neurosurgery and radiology to provide advanced imaging such as PET and high-resolution MRI, minimally invasive options for surgical evaluation and treatment such as Stereo EEG and laser ablation. For additional information about epilepsy surgery, please visit our Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery Program.

Patient Resources

What to Expect in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Adult patients (English | Spanish)

Pediatric patients (English | Spanish)

Online Resources

Resources for individuals with epilepsy

The following resources can help support individuals with epilepsy and their loved ones.

Websites for Patients:

Epilepsy Coalition of New York State (ECNYS) Provider Agencies

NY State Epilepsy Patient Groups

Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc.
3 Washington Square
Albany, NY 12205
Fax: 518.452.1282
Contact: Jeannine Garab, Executive Director

Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island
1500 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
Contact: Tom Hopkins, President and CEO  

Epilepsy Association of Western New York
339 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
716.883.5396 ext. 407
716.883.5403 (Fax)
Contact: Jeffrey Irwin, Executive Director

Epilepsy Alliance of West Central NY, a part of EPI (Empowering People’s Independence)
1650 South Avenue
Suite 300
Rochester, NY 14620
585.442.4430 ext. 2741
Fax: 585.442.6305
Contact: Michael Radell, Education Coordinator/Camp Director

Epilepsy Society of Southern NY/Capabilities Partnership, Inc.
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack NY 10994
845.627.0627 ext. 112
Fax: 845.627.0629
Contacts: Anna Vero, Executive Director of Administration; Kim Egan, Executive Director of Clinical Services

Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York
65 Broadway
Suite 505
New York, NY 10006
Fax: 212.677.5825
Contact: Elinor LaTouche, MPA, Executive Director


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Contact and Locations

For Patient Appointments at Advanced Physician Services


19 Bradhurst Avenue
Suite 3850S
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Call: 914.345.1313


100 Route 59 Suite 101
Suffern, NY 10901

Call: 845.368.8808


For EEGs and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Referrals 

Providers may contact us via phone or fax.

Call: 914.493.7192
Fax: 914.493.1862

Providers may contact us by calling 914.493.7192

Our Providers

Meet the epilepsy doctors and specialists providing advanced care to adult patients throughout the Hudson Valley.

Holmes, Manisha G., MD
Manisha Holmes, MD
Section Chief of Epilepsy
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Etienne, Mill, MD
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Gitlevich, Tatyana R., MD
Tatyana Gitlevich, MD
Attending Physician
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Milligan, Tracey A., MD
Tracey Milligan, MD
Professor and Chair of Neurology
Director of Neurology, Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Program Director Neurology Residency
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Puntambekar, Preeti V., MD, PhD
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Epilepsy
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Ramani, Venkat, MD
Venkat Ramani, MD

Attending Physician
Neurology Wellness Director
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology
Tayeb, Haythum O., MBChB
  • Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology